The Governors of Voluntary Aided Schools are responsible for the admission arrangements but are required to consult the Local Education Authority and Southwark Diocesan Board of Education before any changes are made.
As a Church of England Primary School, St John’s provides an education based on Christian principles and pupils spend time in Christian Worship and related activities, both in the school and in church. At the same time the school ethos is one of inclusion and we value and respect families of other faiths or no faith, reflecting the needs of our local community.
If you wish to lodge an objection to the determined policy (i.e. that it does not comply with the School Admissions Code or other legislation relating to school admissions that will be published on this website after 30th January 2019) you must contact the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) by 15th May 2019.
Consultation on Our Admissions Arrangements
In accordance with the DfE’s 2014 statutory ‘School Admissions Code’ guidance, as a school we must consult on our admission arrangements when changes are proposed, and at least once every seven years. For this reason, a consultation is currently being held to meet the school’s statutory duty; however, it should be noted that no changes to the current admission arrangements have been proposed.
The consultation period will run from Thursday 21st November 2019 until Thursday 2nd January 2020 and during this time, current and future parents, carers and other interested parties are invited to express their views and any concerns about the admission arrangements. Below is a draft of the 2021-22 Admissions Policy which includes all details of the proposed admissions arrangements:
In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for six weeks and we are keen to hear your views on the current admission arrangements; therefore, we invite you to participate in the consultation if you have any concerns regarding the matter.
All responses to the consultation should be made in writing or by email and submitted before 12 noon on Thursday 2nd January to the school postal address or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that written responses should outline your personal details, including your name, address and relationship to the school.
At the end of the consultation period, the governing board will meet to consider responses. The outcome of the consultation will be published on the school website as soon as possible following a decision being reached by the board. Hard copies of the final report will be made available on request to all respondents of the consultation.